Gaming and E-sports have started to gain huge fan support from India, and this is the time when people like to play multiplayer shooter games like PUBG Mobile and Call Of Duty Mobile. While PUBG and Call of Duty can be played on almost all smartphones ranging from budget devices to impressive flagships, the experience while playing matters. Not all phones can run PUBG and Call of Duty at high graphics and extreme frame rates, frame rates are one of the main factors deciding the smoothness of the game. India’s smartphone market is majorly consisting of mid-range devices that price below 20,000 and here we will let you know the best smartphones priced under 20,000 for the best gaming experience.
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Best Smartphones under 20,000 to play PUBG and Call of Duty:
Redmi Note 8 Pro:
Launched recently in the Indian market, the Redmi Note 8 Pro packs in MediaTek’s latest and gaming-centric MediaTek’s Helio G90T Chipset and Mali G76 MC4 GPU. This is a beast gaming smartphone under the 20,000 Rs price range and can run PUBG and Call of Duty at high settings without getting heated much and dropping frame rates. Xiaomi’s Game Turbo and the massive 4,500maH battery also contributes to a good gaming experience. In terms of benchmarks, it easily beats all the devices with even the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Chipset and is considered the best gaming chipset under the price range.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch IPS LCD with FHD+ resolution covered with Gorilla Glass 5. It comes with a quad-camera setup of a 64MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide + 2mP depth + 2MP macro lens. On the front it comes with a 20MP selfie shooter, The performance section is already known as it comes with the MediaTek’s Helio G90T Chipset and Mali G76 MC4 GPU. The phone also comes with a 4,500mAH battery and a USB Type-C port for charging. It runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 Pie. The MediaTek Helio G90T comes with the Mali G76 MC4 3EEMC4 GPU with a max GPU frequency of 800MHz and MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology and more. The GPU also aims to provide 60% more performance over the predecessors.
Launched more than a year ago, the POCO F1 is still and beast in terms of raw performance, it comes with the previous year’s flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset and Adreno 630 GPU. As I mentioned earlier its a flagship chipset and can provide almost the best gaming experience on a device in such a price. Although it has a huge notch similar to the iPhones, it can be ignored seeing the performance it offers. It can handle all games including PUBG, Call of Duty, Fortnite, etc with ease. So if you want a gaming phone you can check this out surely.
The POCO F1 comes with a 6.18-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display, covered by an unspecified corning’s gorilla glass. It comes with a dual-camera setup on the rear of a 12MP primary + a 5MP depth sensor and a 20MP front-facing selfie shooter. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset and the Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with a 4,000mAH battery and support for 18W fast charger. The Adreno 630 is about 30% more powerful and power-efficient than its predecessor and focuses on VR and AR technologies. It can handle all the games and tasks that you throw at it easily.
The Redmi K20 which is the younger brother of the Redmi K20 Pro comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 Chipset and Adreno 618 GPU. It can also deliver some great and smooth gaming performance, the benchmark scores are impressive and have a small lead over the Snapdragon 712 SoC. It comes with a notch-free display so that you can play games utilizing the full screen of the device, this offers an immersive experience and is good for the price.
The Redmi K20 comes with a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution covered by gorilla glass 5. It comes with a triple camera setup on the rear consisting of a 48MP primary Sony IMX 582 sensor + 13MP Ultra-Wide + an 8MP Telephoto lens. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 CPU with the Adreno 618 GPU, the snapdragon 730 sports newer Kry 470 Cores and can handle games with ease. It is not as powerful as the Adreno 630 on the Snapdragon 845 but can handle all tasks with ease.
The Realme XT, other than being the first 64MP Camera smartphone, also offers a decent gaming experience under the 20k price brack. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 and Adreno 616 GPU. The phone can handle all games with ease and without much frame drops and lags. Realme’s ColorOS also improves gaming performance as well. You could see minor frame drops while playing the game but the game experience is immersive. It is also only a few of the phones under the price to come with an AMOLED display for better colours and contrast.
The Realme XT comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display covered with gorilla glass 5. It comes with a quad-camera setup of a 64MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide + 2mP depth + 2MP macro lens. On the front, it comes with a 16MP selfie camera as well. On the processor front, as told earlier, it comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Chipset and Adreno 616 GPU. The Adreno 616 is almost as the same power with the Adreno 618 and can perform gaming as well, there may be minor frame drops but it can be neglected. It runs on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie and has a 4,000mAH battery.
A device which may seem similar to the Realme XT, the Vivo Z1x is an impressive gaming beast. For the price Vivo offers an AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 712 Chipset along with Adreno 616 GPU, Game Boost Features, and much more. The gameplay is smooth and minor frame drops and lags are usual. The battery capacity on the device is a big plus as it comes with a 5,000mAH Battery to ensure extended periods of gaming. You can consider this device as well.
The Vivo Z1x comes with a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display and triple camera setup of 48MP + 8MP Ultra wide + 5MP depth sensor and a 32MP Selfie shooter on the front. It comes with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Chipset and Adreno 616 GPU as seen on the Realme XT and performs the same in gaming. The phone runs on Funtouch OS based on Android 9.0 Pie and has a 5,000mAH battery.
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